Women fight for sophomores, Brunson

Women fight for sophomores, Brunson

By Brodee Gillam

Sports Editor


After an historic 24 seasons with the Stars, Women's Basketball Head Coach Ervin Brunson finished his last regular season game at LCC on Wednesday, March 1.


The Stars concluded the regular season with a win against Mid Michigan CC at home, 64-60.


LCC was pushed to the limit, but there was a feeling in the air that the team was not losing on that night.


Between Brunson's retirement and sophomores Courtney Wolf and Chasity Potter being honored before the game for Sophomore Night, the Stars seemed to be locked in.


Freshmen Kelsey Finch, Sarah Schultz and Khadajah Williams led LCC in scoring, with 19, 15, and 15 points, respectively. Williams and Schultz were also working the glass well, leading to both of them snatching 10 rebounds.


Brunson said the effort showed by his players in the win needs to continue if they want to go far in the postseason.


"Sarah is going to give you 210 percent; (Williams) is going to go out there and play aggressive," Brunson said. "Unfortunately, (Williams) got in foul trouble, but like I told them, everybody has to step up. It might not be your night tonight, it could be someone else's night but we need everybody to dig deep."


The Star that seemed to shine the most was Wolf, who had all nine of her points in the fourth quarter.


Early in the quarter Wolf read the passing lane and got an easy layup. She followed that late in the quarter with a few big drives to give the Stars the lead.


Wolf said she wanted to take over and score in the closing minutes.

"It felt good," Wolf said. "We obviously had to do something to win, because we generally don't do as well in the fourth quarter … I decided to try and score a little bit, which worked out for me."


Wolf was the burst of energy LCC needed to push them to the win, fittingly in her last regular season home game as a Star.


The Stars are scheduled to play on Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30 against Muskegon CC in Muskegon.